HENRY IV, A TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS, by Luigi Pirandello - FULL AUDIOBOOK



A cure, in three acts

Sign Up for Our Living with Multiple Sclerosis Newsletter

Thanks for signing up!

In a recent meeting with Dr. John Richert, Vice-President for Research and Clinical Programs of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I learned the reason that there is no cure for MS. Simply stated, there is noonecure for this disease. There is no one cure because those of us with MS see a "cure" as one of three different goals.

In order to understand, we need to think of ourselves as being in one of three camps: 1) Someone who is relatively new to diagnosis and symptoms of MS; 2) someone who has accumulated significant damage and disability due to MS; 3) and someone who is most concerned about children or grandchildren developing MS.

In each of these groups, a cure for MS means a different thing.

Those who are early in the disease see a cure as stopping the MS cold in its tracks and preventing new disease activity and progression. If that goal can be achieved, the current level of damage would most likely be something we could live with.

For those of us who have had MS for some time and are now using or looking at the need of a cane/walker/scooter, stopping the progression is not enough. We are looking for a fix to the damage. For this group, a cure means repair and regeneration of myelin and the nervous system in total.

People who see a cure as stopping the disease from ever occurring, they fall into the third camp. This may be the most difficult of all of the "cures." It could be argued that cures 1 and 2 are merely symptom management, but No. 3 is the vaccine solution.

So how are the doctors and researchers tackling the three cures? With three wholly different approaches.

Group 1 with research into "disease halting" drugs. Many of us have seen real benefit from the ABCR disease modifying drugs. (The ABCRs are Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone and Rebif.) The next generation of drugs will slow the progression of MS even further and hopefully the generation after that will nearly stop progression.

Group 2 by funding research into the remyelination of the nervous system. It not only used to be thought, I remember when it was taught, that nerves could not re-grow and regenerate. We now know that that is not the case. This, for me, is the most exciting research going on in the MS community today; that we might be able to repair the damage, probably because I fall into this group of people with MS.

Group 3 will be the ultimate cure. Stop MS before it even occurs. This is the cure that will take the most work and probably not happen until we are successful with the first two. Much will have to happen before we get to the point of an MS vaccine, if it can happen at all.

So, there you have it in a nutshell. We not only have a complicated disease with no cure, our disease needs three cures. But know there are very competent people working very hard to find all three.

Wishing you and your families the best of health.
Cheers
Trevis

Last Updated:3/31/2006
Important:The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not Everyday Health.
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, advertisements, offers or other information or content expressed or made available through the Sites by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not Everyday Health. Neither Everyday Health, its Licensors nor any third-party content providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, neither Everyday Health nor its Licensors endorse or are responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on any of the Sites or Services by anyone other than an authorized Everyday Health or Licensor representative while acting in his/her official capacity. You may be exposed through the Sites or Services to content that violates our policies, is sexually explicit or is otherwise offensive. You access the Sites and Services at your own risk. We take no responsibility for your exposure to third party content on the Sites or the Services. Everyday Health and its Licensors do not assume, and expressly disclaim, any obligation to obtain and include any information other than that provided to it by its third party sources. It should be understood that we do not advocate the use of any product or procedure described in the Sites or through the Services, nor are we responsible for misuse of a product or procedure due to typographical error.





Video: 3-Act Story Structure and the Hero's Journey: Metaphysical Film School

A cure, in three acts
A cure, in three acts images

2019 year
2019 year - A cure, in three acts pictures

A cure, in three acts recommend
A cure, in three acts forecast photo

A cure, in three acts foto
A cure, in three acts pictures

A cure, in three acts A cure, in three acts new photo
A cure, in three acts new picture

pictures A cure, in three acts
images A cure, in three acts

Watch A cure, in three acts video
Watch A cure, in three acts video

Forum on this topic: A cure, in three acts, a-cure-in-three-acts/
Discussion on this topic: A cure, in three acts, a-cure-in-three-acts/ , a-cure-in-three-acts/

Related News


How to make a white shirt stylish at every occasion
The Benefits of Losing Weight
Walk Your Way to Healthy
The touching Meghan Markle moment you probably missed from the carriage drive
How to Get Curves
James Bonds 25th Film In Trouble After Director Danny Boyle Pulls Out
6 Hair Products You Aren’t Using But Should
This Cuisinart Cast-Iron Skillet Is 64 Off Right Now
How To Wash Key Fabrics What Common Care Labels Mean
Mindfulness Isn’t a Depression Cure-All
Republican allegedly shares Bigfoot erotica, wins House seat in VA
4 Ways to Face Fears and Overcome Phobias
How to Cook a Pumpkin



Date: 05.12.2018, 11:21 / Views: 71553